Modeling Chocolate Clumping

Decorating By jigga Updated 8 Oct 2008 , 4:49pm by jigga

jigga Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 12:23am
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i've tried to make modeling choc several times and w/diff corn syrups BUT when i add the corn syrup, it clumps EVERY TIME! I've even warmed the syrup b4 adding and it still clumped..i didnt burn the chocolate either.
what am i doing wrong?

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SeriousCakes Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 12:36am
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Sounds like you're making it right. Did it look like this?


brilandken Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 12:38am
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What kind of chocolate are you using? Did any water get into the mixture. Water will ruin chocolate. I have made modeling choco many times and the only two times I had issues was when I over heated the chocolate or when I had water in my measuring cup. HTH

jigga Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 1:22am
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serious_cakes...THANK YOU SO SO MUCH! been searching high and low for answers and you provided it! since it clumped everytime, i ended up throwing every batch away not knowing i needed to knead it to get it smooth.
thanks again!

SeriousCakes Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 1:31am
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No problem icon_biggrin.gif I was freaked out the first couple times I made it too, but now I love the stuff!

jigga Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 6:59pm
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still didnt work... i dont know what i'm doing wrong...
i used "super" white merck's chocolate...
it was ok when i kneaded it BUT when i rolled it..it kept crumbling on the sides and broke in half when i picked it up...
I know i didnt burn the chocolate because i checked the temp.

tracycakes Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 7:32pm
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I'm not familiar with Merck's chocolate. I've made quite a few batches over the last several weeks using Baker's brand chocolate, both dark and semi-sweet. Are you letting it age overnight in the fridge? You have to knead it really well to get it soft and pliable but it will dry hard again after it sits. Are you trying to get it really thin? I haven't made flowers using it so I've not dried to roll it thin.

SeriousCakes Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:02am
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Also how much chocolate is it? The ratio I've been using is 1 lb. candy melts to 1/3 c. corn syrup. The candy melts I use are by a company called 'Candymaker'.

jigga Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 4:49pm
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i found a recipe that said white chocolate doesnt need as much corn syrup and it said to use 1 1/2- 2 TB of light corn syrup on 7 .oz of white choc.

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